Flight Systems Industrial Products president celebrates 30 years of service
This year marks Barry Bowman’s 30th year with Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP). Barry joined the Flight Systems Inc. team in 1985 as an electronics draftsman and then grew into the role of Drafting Manager. Barry also spent time as a Customer Service Representative and then moved into the operations side of the business as the Production Manager of a specialized line for the company. After a run as the Plant Manager, Barry became the Industrial Products Manager, where he was overseeing the Industrial Products Division.
In 1996, when the owners decided to sell the Industrial Products Division, Barry was hand selected to lead the charge but was slated to return to Flight Systems Inc. after a successful integration. In fact, the transition was so successful that Barry was offered the chance to stay on at the newly formed company, Flight Systems Industrial Products, as the President.
When asked about the success of FSIP and his commitment to the business, Barry says, “I am a man of principle and of my word. I believe that if you tell someone you are going to do something, you follow through with it.”
Under his guidance, FSIP has grown to become home to more than 120 employees with over 8,000 customers, a remanufacturing program that supports more than 8,500 part numbers and close relationships with some of the largest vehicle and control OEMs in the material handling and golf cart industries.